A’Lelia Walker, The Kelis Of The Harlem Renaissance

The daughter of Madam C.J. Walker, A’Lelia Walker was the Kelis of the Harlem Renaissance. The arts patron, who loved expensive cars and jewelry. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can unsubscribe anytime)Constant…

Walter’s World: 2011 Harlem Fine Arts Show

By Walter Rutledge A civilization is ultimately defined not by what it does, but by what it leaves behind. It defines a people, and since antiquity speaks to the one race- the human race. The 2011 Harlem Fine Arts Show will present the fifteenth annual exhibition Friday, February 25 to Sunday February 27 in the…

Harlem’s Zora Neale Hurston 1891 – 1960

Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Zora Neale Hurston on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans. Become a Harlem…

Cheyenne Baez Dies By Stray Bullet In Harlem!

A beloved East Harlem teen was the innocent victim of a coldblooded drive-by shooting early yesterday gunned down as she sat with friends in the courtyard of her mom’s apartment building, sources said. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive…

Interview: Paul Kim’s Harlem Soul

Paul “PK” Kim Korean-American singer/songwriter Paul “PK” Kim has sure come a long way from being a contestant on season 6 of American Idol. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can unsubscribe anytime)Constant…

Dining With Ms. Lil: Living Longer and Better

For September 2010 I am promoting three vegetables; tomatoes, garlic and spinach. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can unsubscribe anytime)Constant Contact Use. Please leave this field blank.By submitting this form, you are…

Interview: Harlem’s Max Rodriguez Harlem Book Fair

By Janee Nesbitt Max Rodriguez is the founder and publisher of QBR The Black Book Review, a national literature review that focuses on authors in the African Diaspora. He is the founder and director of Harlem Book Fair (HBF), the nation’s largest African-American book festival and publisher of HBF publishing, who collaborates with Author Solutions,…

Janee’s Canon: Tyehimba with a Harlem Hustler

The only way to describe Agyei Tyehimba’s Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler is to say that it is an eye opening experience. There is so many great things about this book that the only way to do it justice would be to write a ten page paper on it with…

AIDS, Identity And Legacy In Contemporary Gay History

By Tod Roulette In 1986, I was a fledging openly gay black man on an overwhelmingly white college campus in the Midwest. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can unsubscribe anytime)Constant Contact Use.…

Salters Scene: African American Day

Photography and text By Derrick Salters for HW On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, the 39th Annual African American Day Parade kicked off on 111th and Adam Clayton Powell Avenue. With Governor David Paterson, Comptroller William Thompson, Assemblyman, Keith L.T. Wright among others leading the way, the Harlem parade was on its way to being a…